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Win A Wedding Workshop with Françoise Weeks

Apr 10, 2017

What a great way to start the week! We’re constantly amazed by the generosity and kindness shown to the BB community by our wonderful floral industry friends. Today Françoise Weeks, Woodlands Designer & Botanical Haute Couture Artist, is stopping by with a gift for one very lucky BB reader!

Francoise Weeks collage

Images: (L) Theresa Bear (UR) Rebekah Johnson (LR) Robert McNary

Feeling lucky? You might just find yourself spending 3 days with Françoise in her private Portland, Oregon studio learning her wedding floral design techniques! Françoise is gifting a seat in her Wedding Design Workshop on June 5-7, 2017 to the winner of a drawing scheduled for this Friday right here on Botanical Brouhaha.

The workshop will be limited to 5 students to ensure an intimate atmosphere conducive to asking questions and learning techniques under Françoise’s guidance. Content is geared for all abilities and the focus will be on stretching yourself to be open to new ways of thinking about botanical materials. Workshop topics will include:

Day 1: Reception Flowers

What all is involved in consultations, proposals and contracts? Françoise leads a lively discussion that begins day one. Following this she demonstrates many techniques and mechanics and shows a variety of ideas on design elements for the reception – centerpieces, arrangements for buffets and mantles and cake decorations. You will get a chance to interpret these ideas and create 2 centerpieces, choosing from a plethora of seasonal flowers and textures.

Francoise Weeks | Rob Augspurger Photography

Françoise Weeks | Rob Augspurger Photography

Day 2: Personal Flowers

How does Françoise come up with new ideas and promote her passion? Become comfortable with designing flowers for the wedding party, including the bridal and bridesmaid’s bouquets, flower crowns and botanical jewelry.

Francoise Weeks | Margaret Jacobsen Photography

Françoise Weeks | Margaret Jacobsen Photography

Day 3: Ceremony Flowers

Here you’ll get a look at the intricacies of sourcing, ordering and pricing flowers. Find out why streamlining workload is essential. Design elements for the ceremony, including chuppah decorations and altar, candelabra and pew arrangements. *Day three begins with a trip to the Portland Flower Market.

Francoise Weeks | Gwendolyn Severson Photography

Françoise Weeks | Gwendolyn Severson Photography

To Enter:

For a chance to win the seat in Françoise’s workshop, simply leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen by random drawing on Friday, April 14, 2017 at noon (CST). The winner will be announced on Botanical Brouhaha later that afternoon.

(Note: The winner is responsible for travel and lodging expenses. The 3-day workshop is valued at $1300)

Francoise Weeks | Ron Weeks Photography

Françoise Weeks | Ron Weeks Photography

Thank you, Françoise, for your constant generosity and inspiration. We’re grateful for you, friend.

Good luck, BB readers!

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  1. Jillian

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Winning a place at the workshop would be a dream come true! I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for offering the opportunity!

  2. Lindsey Busch

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:36 am

    I follow Franciose on social media and am always in awe of the beautiful artwork she creates. An opportunity to learn from her would be a dream come true!

  3. Carra Otten

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Me! Me! Pick me!

  4. Allison M.

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:46 am

    What an exciting opportunity! Francoise’s work is amazing!

  5. Felicia Fett

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I am simply inspired to follow your designs and business ideas. Making a change in my career has not been a smooth one but I am encouraged success will ‘bloom’ after attending this exciting event!

  6. Diana Fox

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:57 am

    This is so cool! I’d be so excited to win!!

  7. Maggie Bailey

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:08 am

    This would be amazing!!

  8. Nellie

    April 13th, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Fantastic opportunity ! Would love to enable my talented daughter @zoe warneminde to have this amazing lesson n floral inspiration and more importantly – life lesson!- we could strap on our wings and fly over from Australia. Yay!

  9. Sheila Harris

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Wow! To dream the impossible dream! Your creativity and generosity always inspire me! Kudos!

  10. Courtney Kroymann

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:30 am

    What a great opportunity, I have always wanted to attend one of her workshops!

  11. Julie

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:34 am

    What an amazing giveaway! It would be wonderful to win!

  12. Kathleen Barber

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I would love to offer my bride’s the trendy woodland botanical style and have always wanted to learn Francoise’s technique. Attending the wedding workshop would be such an opportunity. Thank you BB for putting this all together!

  13. Melissa Heringer

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Wow! What an amazing opportunity! Oh I hope, hope, hope I get picked! 🙂

  14. Crystal

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I would love to attend your workshop in Portland ! 🙂

  15. Maureen McCarthy-Koth

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:58 am

    The flowers are so lovely and evocative of what could be. This workshop would be the opportunity of a lifetime.

  16. Lindsey Busch

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:18 am

    This would be an awesome opportunity! Would love to learn from this botanical artist!

  17. Kate Borger

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I would love to be chosen ! My daughter is getting married July 1 in a beautiful garden ceremony. Having Francoise’s as a teacher would make the flowers spectacular. Fingers crossed…..

  18. Lindsey Busch

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:36 am

    This would be totally awesome!!!

  19. Carly

    April 10th, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Wow! This is an incredible giveaway! I would love, love, love the opportunity!

  20. Lynne Woods

    April 10th, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Ah, what a wondrous prize that is! <3

  21. Kate Henriques

    April 10th, 2017 at 10:33 am

    This would be an amazing trip!

  22. Christina Fisher

    April 10th, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    What an opportunity!

  23. Calida grymaloski

    April 10th, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    What a generous and incredible give away! I’ve always wanted to study with Francoise Weeks!

  24. Chelsa

    April 10th, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Its like florist cinderella! Would be an amazing opportunity to learn so much! Fingers crossed!

  25. Julia Girdler

    April 10th, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity for one of us!

  26. Skye Robbins

    April 10th, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I love how intricate and delicate Françoise’s work is. This workshop would be a dream come true!

  27. Janice

    April 10th, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    YES, would love to be included in that number!

  28. Gina thresher

    April 10th, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    This is an amazing opportunity! Thank you for hosting such a great contest.

  29. Chloe

    April 10th, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Oh my gosh what a fabulous opportunity this would be ????

  30. Nadja Salter

    April 10th, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    L O V E your style & will keep learning from your work always.
    Cheers from downunder.

  31. Ranee Nash

    April 10th, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    That would be a dream come true! I’m not booked for a wedding that weekend so it would work nicely!!!❤️

  32. Kyle Vierling

    April 10th, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    What a great opportunity! Fingers crossed!

  33. Ashley Fox

    April 10th, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    An opportunity I’ve been dreaming of for years. Would love to experience this great artist and her beautiful spirit. Xoxo

  34. Andrea Ireland

    April 10th, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    This workshop would be a dream! Thank you for the opportunity to win a chance to attend. I would love to go!

  35. Jill

    April 10th, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    This would be so amazing! Portland is such a beautiful, inspirational place to learn from the best!

  36. Jayme Cohn

    April 10th, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    What an incredible opportunity to catapult my career to the next level! Yes, please!

  37. Violeta Veenstra

    April 10th, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    What an amazing opportunity to learn from Françoise!!????????????

  38. Stephanie

    April 10th, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I need new inspiration!

  39. Renata Gammarano

    April 10th, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    A florist from Brazil flying to Francoise flowers!!! Wow!!!

  40. Lori Colwell

    April 10th, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    How wonderful. Pick me!!!!

  41. Amity Beane

    April 10th, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Sounds divine!!!

  42. Julie D'Agostino

    April 10th, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    It would be a dream come true to get chosen for this workshop! I have admired her work for many years!

  43. Parie Donaldson

    April 10th, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    I have been a fan of Francoise for years! And the chance to visit my old stomping grounds of the Pacific Northwest?! Would be the best therapy imagined.

  44. Brandi Mueller

    April 10th, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I never win anything but a girl has to try!!!

  45. Amber K Newman

    April 10th, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Oh WOW! What a blessing this will be to one lucky person!! Such gorgeous work the teacher does…. wow. that Bridal bouquet.

    Best wishes to each of us <3

    Ediflorial

  46. Rochelle Wall

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    What an incredible and humbling experience it would be to win such a wonderful opportunity to work along side Franciose. I’m always in awe of her mastery.

  47. Jessica Glass-Jones

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I’m addicted to textures in design…It would truly be a blessing to learn from Francois! She’s simply amazing & a one of a kind designer!

  48. Isabella Wildermuth

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    What a lovely opportunity! I would be thrilled to get a chance to be apart of this workshop.

  49. Deanna King

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    This would be the best birthday gift ever! Francoise is THE BEST!

  50. Bunny Dailey

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    This would be wonderful! Thank you for this opportunity!

  51. Karen

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    This would be awesome!!! Francoise is an artist.
    I would be blessed to be picked!

  52. Lesleighan Cravens

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I would love a chance to attend this amazing workshop/conference! Everything that I could possibly learn from this experience could be used in the classroom at the University of Missouri and with the floral design club!

  53. Tanya Kratz

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    What a joy it would be to attend this workshop! Thank you Francoise for being so generous of spirit! I hope I will get one of the 5 golden tickets! (Willy Wonka Reference)

  54. Angie

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    What an fantastic opportunity! It would be thrilling to take part in this workshop.

  55. Stacey

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    This would be an amazing opportunity!

  56. Stephanie Forshee

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    What a dream this would be for anyone! Fingers crossed!!

  57. Karen Powell

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I would love to win this!!!

  58. Teresa

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks for a chance at an amazing professional development opportunity with such a talented artist!

  59. Wanda Fox

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    This would be the most amazing experience. It would be a privilege and an honor to win!

  60. Kim Z.

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    What an amazing experience that would be!

  61. Shelley

    April 10th, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Pick me pick me!!!! I would Love
    To come to Portland for such an amazing learning opportunity! It could be an early birthday present!

  62. flora brown

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    What an incredible opportunity! Such an intimate workshop with Francoise sounds like any flower-lover’s dream!

  63. Laura Cavanaugh

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Oh how amazing would this be. I’ll have my fingers and toes crossed ????

  64. Fatima

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    What an awesome opportunity! I want to learn with Francoise!

  65. Rebecca Nichols

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    What an awesome opportunity! Would love to be a part of her workshop!

  66. dipti parekh

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Love your work,it would be an opportunity of a lifetime!

  67. Jennifer Bingham

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    How fun and exciting! Thank you for your generosity!

  68. Rondi Anderson

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful chance. Your work is so inspiring.

  69. Laura Wilson

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Yay! This is such an amazing opportunity! I would love to win this!!

  70. Nadia Johnson

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    This would be just what I need to get my mojo back and get over the creative block I’ve had since my divorce. I absolutely love Francoise’s unique take on designing, especially her personal flowers.

  71. Ashley Berry

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    To be a young hardworking florist from New Hampshire and have the chance to travel to Portland and learn amazing techniques and tips from such a pro would be beyond a dream come true! I’m keeping my fingers crossed ????????

  72. Miles Johnson

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    What an incredible opportunity!

  73. Ro

    April 10th, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Education is the window to opportunity!

    Namaste!????

    RO

  74. Laura Wattles

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    What an amazing and generous offer for some lucky florist! Thank you for the opportunity! If I don’t win, I sure hope to still attend a class in the future!

  75. Jessica Hall

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    A once in a lifetime opportunity. This would be a dream come true!

  76. Tonya Berge

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    This would be a true honour to learn from such a gifted artist.

  77. Beverley Suckling

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    What an amazing opportunity – thank you for your generosity to one very lucky person, hoping it’s me. This would be my dream to further my floral skills, you continue to inspire me to grow. Thank you.

  78. Tracy Bass

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    This would be an amazing opportunity!! Would love the chance to go????

  79. Leigh Grossman

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    What an amazingly gracious opportunity to extend to the floral community. I would love to be there with bells on!

  80. Robin Ambrosino

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I wish, I wish!
    So many generous spirits in this world of flowers.
    Fingers crossed!

  81. CindyTrick

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I love Francoise’s work!!! Would love to be in her class!!!

  82. Keith Stanley

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    This would be an amazing workshop to win! A chance to visit Portland again is a big bonus!

  83. Hannah Skube

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    She is one pf my heros

  84. Sayward Mckee

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Wow! What a gift ????. I would love to receive this amazing chance. How amazing!

  85. Joanna McColgan

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I would LOVE to win such an amazing opportunity. Every chance to learn inspires me and my business!

  86. Kirbey Rogic

    April 10th, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    What a dream this would be! These designs do nothing short of inspire! My goal as a floral designer is to constantly be learning new things. I can only imagine what a few days with Francoise would do for my creativity and floral energy. Swoon.

  87. Raechel schwarze

    April 10th, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Absolutely lovely!!!

  88. Alicia Steeves

    April 10th, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    It would be incredible to win a seat at this workshop!

  89. Allison Dishman

    April 10th, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I would be over the moon to have an opportunity like this! I’ve admired her work for many years. <3

  90. Carla Holt

    April 10th, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Love your style, a true artist!

  91. Kati Howard

    April 10th, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    I would love to win this once in a lifetime opportunity. Flowers have been a passion of mine since my grandma would walk through her garden naming each variety to me at age 3.

    Hoping for the best. ????????

  92. Lora Bonnet

    April 10th, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Hello, This opportunity would be the gift, I need to take my
    My passion of florist to the “WOW” factor.
    I know everyone on this page would like to be
    The winner, best wishes to all of us .

  93. Sarah

    April 10th, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    This looks incredible! I would love to be chosen for this opportunity.

  94. Teremar Pumarada

    April 10th, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    A master of beautiful craft…. three days of incredible learning experience and a very generous gift. Amazing!!

  95. Britt Sommer

    April 10th, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    What an amazing opportunity! Thank you!!

  96. Jayla Jordan

    April 10th, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I would love to be chosen! What an amazing opportunity!❤️

  97. Tracey Reynolds

    April 11th, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I was just contemplating if I might be able to go to a workshop this year, and after the dreaded taxes and investing in a new amazing arbor….alas the funds aren’t there. I so admire Francoise, this would be incredible!

  98. Fatima

    April 11th, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Her work is a true inspiration.

  99. Heather Leba

    April 11th, 2017 at 12:05 am

    As a budding floralpeneur I would love to be gifted this invaluable opportunity!

  100. Erin

    April 11th, 2017 at 12:28 am

    An incredible opportunity! I find so much peace in the woods and would feel so fortunate to learn from someone who seems so inspired by these natural surroundings. I’d love to be able to utilize techniques learned in my floral business.

  101. Amanda Karam

    April 11th, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I couldn’t even imagine what I’d do if I win! I’d be beyond excited and grateful!

  102. Susan Miller

    April 11th, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Would love to learn more about how Francoise makes these stunning creations!

  103. Michelle Moran

    April 11th, 2017 at 3:43 am

    It would be a dream come true to have such an experience!

  104. Hannah

    April 11th, 2017 at 4:09 am

    I would love the opportunity to take part in such an amazing workshop. Fingers crossed!

  105. Althea Wiles

    April 11th, 2017 at 5:29 am

    I took a class 2 years ago and would LOVE to take another!!

  106. Daniel Dumoulin

    April 11th, 2017 at 5:40 am

    I will be a good student with this amazing teacher’s!
    PLEASE CHOOSE ME!

  107. Linda Spradlin

    April 11th, 2017 at 5:49 am

    My bags are packed, boarding reservations made for the dogs, and visions of beautiful creations are dancing in my head.

  108. Casey

    April 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Everyone deserves a chance to win, but making the most out of that chance to win is what I have always done. Surest way to success is hard work. I deserve to win because I am no extra ordinary person’s second version, but my own first version! I would be inspired to create and enamored by Francoise’s craftsmanship, gladly flying half way across the globe to witness the detail and beauty of her work no picture can accurately portray.

  109. Elisabeth Gibson

    April 11th, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Wow! This would be an amazing opportunity! I would love to be part of this experience.

  110. Marina

    April 11th, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I love a steep learning curve.
    Thanks BB.
    M

  111. Sarah

    April 11th, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Would love the opportunity!!

  112. Tracy Park

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:05 am

    This would be great thanks for the giveaway

  113. Odette Graham

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I would be over the moon to win this workshop! Francoise is a huge inspiration.

  114. Ruth Reynolds

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:11 am

    What an experience i would have!!!! I love her work and as a designer it would push me in a new direction!!!

  115. Shelly

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Just following Francoise leads to big dreams-to meet her and learn from here would push those dreams over the top!

  116. Sara Balmer

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:35 am

    This would be magical!

  117. CristiEllen Zarvas

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:36 am

    I always knew I wanted to work with flowers. But how to get in? I started by sweeping the floors at a shop nearby my home. I expected nothing – enjoying the simple pleasure of being around flowers and creative designers. Since then my knowledge has deepened, I now organize the shop’s workshops, manage our marketing, and help out on weekends and seasonally. I am eager to expand my learning – hoping for this chance to win!

  118. Janene Puca

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:39 am

    This would be a dream!!! Love her!!!!

  119. Mary Pawlicki

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:45 am

    What an exciting adventure it will be if you pick me:)

  120. Michelle jenkins

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Looks like a wonderful experience!

  121. Ciaira Machado

    April 11th, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Love everything about this! ❤

  122. Gina Pagano-Rose

    April 11th, 2017 at 8:53 am

    I would be OVER THE MOON to win a chance to study with Francois! She’s been my absolute favorite since the minute I found her. I’ve always always wanted to attend one of her workshops. What an amazing giveaway! I would be honored and crazy excited to win! ????Gina

  123. Kaylia Fisher

    April 11th, 2017 at 8:53 am

    What an absolute honor it would be to learn from Francoise! What an amazing and generous giveaway this is.

  124. Karen Tasker

    April 11th, 2017 at 9:09 am

    What an absolute amazing experience this would be!!! Thank you for the opportunity! Love.

  125. Michelle

    April 11th, 2017 at 9:18 am

    What fun that would be, to spend three days in Françoise’s magical little studio!

  126. Jamie Sammons

    April 11th, 2017 at 9:35 am

    This would be amazing! Always loved her!

  127. Anne Lajoie

    April 11th, 2017 at 9:55 am

    What a generous gift from a truly gifted designer. I’ve followed and been inspired by Francois for years. This is a tremendous opportunity.

  128. Olivia Montague

    April 11th, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Sounds fantastic!

  129. Tahmina Ringer

    April 11th, 2017 at 10:08 am

    What generous and amazing, game changing opportunity! I would love to be part of this! I can even imagine how much I could learn in an intimate workshop like this. Thank you for considering me and your generosity.

  130. Vivienne Helene Lowe

    April 11th, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Thank you Françoise, my birthday is on 15 April, and I cannot think of a greater birthday present. I will be anticipating The hope The gift of a workshop class!

  131. Emily Weaver

    April 11th, 2017 at 10:31 am

    This would be an amazing experience!

  132. Kaylee

    April 11th, 2017 at 10:54 am

    This would be such a wonderful opportunity!

  133. Meghon shrewsbury

    April 11th, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I would love to do this!????????????

  134. Meghon shrewsbury

    April 11th, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I would love to do this ????????

  135. Daniel Dumoulin

    April 11th, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I want to be there!

  136. Kris Livovich

    April 11th, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    What a wonderful gift! Thank you for your generosity!

  137. Victoria Alfonzo

    April 11th, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    This sounds fantastic! I would love to be a part of this workshop! Pick me, pick me! 🙂

  138. Liseann Foreman

    April 11th, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Oh golly! This would be an amazing workshop to be apart of! Good luck to everyone!

  139. Kelly

    April 11th, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Oh my gosh, this would be an amazing opportunity! Cross fingers!

  140. Lauren

    April 11th, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Oh, my goodness! I adore Françoise’s cozy woodlands creations! It would be an incredible opportunity to learn from her.

  141. Debra L Rose

    April 11th, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you so much, Francoise, for providing this opportunity for someone. It is so generous of you and I am sure whoever wins will be so happy!

  142. Alanna Garcia

    April 11th, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    What an amazing opportunity!! I’ve always admired Floral designer influencers in the wedding industry hoping one day I would be able to work and learn from them! I am a self taught, home based florist just launched this past February in Des Moines,WA. It would be so rad to be picked! New techniques, styles and inspiration is waiting and what better way to discover them then being apart of a workshop with fellow flower lovers!

  143. Karen McIntosh

    April 11th, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Getting a chance to learn from Franciose would be an amazing opportunity and open myself to new design art.

  144. Lauren Brown

    April 11th, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    This sounds amazing!!!

  145. Elizabeth

    April 11th, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I love learning!

  146. Amanda Currier

    April 11th, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Oh! What a dream!!

  147. Karen Myers

    April 11th, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    After over 25 years in the business, my design techniques are outdated and I am excited at any opportunity to learn newer methods and to use more diverse materials. This would be an amazing opportunity with an incredibly talented teacher!

  148. Jessie Toney

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Fingers crossed and I’m holding my breath!

  149. Angela ahuactzin ortega

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I will love to win that place!

  150. Corinne Sebesta Sisti

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Francoise is an amazing artist!

  151. Sylvia Bustamante Gubbins

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Amy, you have an inspiring blog and this workshop with Francoise is a dream!! Xxx

  152. Jen linehan, cf, cfd

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    This would be such an amazing opportunity! Thank you for the chance!

  153. Samantha L Dalsing

    April 11th, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I’m feeling lucky!!

  154. Carolina

    April 11th, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    We just need mentors and inspiration where I live, people willing to teach and share their talent! Having an expert florist would be a life changing event for me and my business. crossing my fingers here!

  155. SabinecCarey

    April 11th, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Such a wonderful opportunity for this flower farmer – would love to win!

  156. Tamara Ellen Gibson

    April 11th, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    What a wonderful pairing BB and Francoise, I’ve been following and been inspired by both. Francoise caught my eye quite a while ago with the ability to bring nature into couture and event design. I’ve loved all the amazing hellebores, trilliums, and plants I’ve never conceived of that she posts on her travels. I live vicariously through Francoise and can’t imagine anything better to be taught by her. Thanks BB for your weekly visual inspirations, insightful blogs and keeping this, later in life girl that is now following her passion, fueled!

  157. Kari Young

    April 11th, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Francoise is a truly a one of a kind floral designer! Anyone who wins this amazing class will be truly blessed!

  158. Sara Severance

    April 11th, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    This is amazing!! What a great opportunity!

  159. Cathy Lamb

    April 11th, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Francoise Weeks is a floral designer’s designer! (an artist’s artist).
    I love seeing her contributions to the floral world. They bust the conventional mold!

  160. Rebecca Tiller

    April 12th, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Hi, I can’t tell you how much this would mean to me – an opportunity to meet and work with the one and onlyF Francoise Weeks and visit America for the first time – go on choose me pretty please!

  161. Linda Berg

    April 12th, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Would love this…

  162. Shelley Hatch

    April 12th, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I feel lucky!! Dreaming

  163. Zoe

    April 12th, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I am studying at southbank tafe but this would boost my career to the next level, such a amazing chance for me to gain more skills and meet people from the industry.

  164. Candice

    April 12th, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Oh my goodness! This would be such an amazing opportunity!

  165. Lanier Moore

    April 12th, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Ahhh! This would be such a treat!!! Pick me! 🙂

  166. Hedda Brorstrom

    April 12th, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Dreeee. Dree. Dream. Dream, dream, dream.

  167. Danielle Vignos

    April 12th, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Would love to be a part of this incredible opportunity! I have been following Francoise for the last two years and am constantly blown away by her work!

  168. cyn bloom

    April 12th, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Spending time with Francoise would be the thrill of a lifetime. I am continually amazed at her creativity, generosity and the beauty she adds to the world. I would love the opportunity and think it is an amazing offer for some very lucky person.

  169. Rosie Kenney

    April 12th, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Such a fab course… I’ve been following her work and so wish I could attend as there is nothing like this “down under” in Australia ????????.
    Rosie

  170. Loretta Ball

    April 12th, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    How generous! I would love this opportunity!

  171. Sheri A. Jentsch Tmf

    April 13th, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Beautiful people creating beautiful things. Thank you for always inspiring.

  172. HollyUrban

    April 13th, 2017 at 6:43 am

    The chance to learn from a floral superstar!

  173. Daniel Dumoulin

    April 13th, 2017 at 6:47 am

    A real dream! Thanks Mrs Weeks.

  174. Allison Gentle

    April 13th, 2017 at 6:50 am

    This would be the greatest opportunity to be taught be such a great floral legend!I would love to be a part of this……

  175. Michelle jenkins

    April 13th, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Looks like a great experience!

  176. Amy

    April 13th, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I would love the opportunity to learn from Francoise!

  177. Shane Meehan

    April 13th, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Omg! She is the Queen of Woodland floral !

  178. Meagan Ferren

    April 13th, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Oh my goodness, I would be so grateful to be able to attend this workshop. I love and follow Francoise Weeks on instagram. I attended the floral design institute and have been inspired from her work and Portland. Since leaving school I have really developed a passion for personal flowers and intricate designs. I would love to win a spot at this workshop!

  179. Rebecca Mulholland

    April 13th, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    What a dream this would be!! Adore Francois ❤️

  180. Holly Knudsen

    April 13th, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Pick me please!!!

  181. Stephanie Stopka

    April 13th, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    What an amazing opportunity to learn from one of the most lovely designers. I would love this opportunity – thank you for having this!

  182. Heidi

    April 13th, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    What a fantastic opportunity! Would love to attend one of her workshop’s.

  183. Annie Parry

    April 13th, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Huge fan of this lady, she’s a hometown hero. I’ll trade my husband for a spot 🙂

  184. Triawn Nelson

    April 13th, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    What an amazing opportunity! I would love to be considered!

  185. Susie andersen

    April 13th, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Let’s see if I’m lucky!

  186. Linda Boardman

    April 13th, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    A floral workshop AND Portland, Oregon!?!?! Best 3 days ever????????????

  187. Lynn Killberg Thoreson

    April 13th, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Wow, what a fabulous opportunity! This would be a dream!

  188. Lisa Bellacicco

    April 13th, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Fingers crossed! ????

  189. Lee gallison

    April 13th, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    It would be a joy and a privilege to be there and gleen from her!!

  190. Mónica dela torre

    April 13th, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Sacré bleu! Je voudrais gagner, je suis une fleuriste mexicaine qui a beaucoup de volonté pour apprendre nouvelles techniques!
    I would love to win this one in a lifetime opportunity to work with a master such as Françoise Weeks. I love flowers. It’s my passion.
    Thank you botanical brouhaha for this lovely chance.

  191. Anna Starkey

    April 13th, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Oh please pick me! I think Francoise is wonderful and would love to learn from her.

  192. Marina Hinkle

    April 13th, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    The opportunity to learn from Francoise would literally be the most amazing opportunity . I appreciate her so much for the love of the wild and crazy varieties of flowers in her work ..it’s a deeper appreciation her work reflects for the variety of beauties she uses ! To be able to create with her and see her create in person would be a dream !! Good luck to all (: <3

  193. Krystle

    April 13th, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Would love to be considered for this wonderful opportunity!

  194. Jessie partridge

    April 13th, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    What a dream!!! I would be absolutely thrilled to learn from Francoise!

  195. Bridget Habetler

    April 13th, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you for offering this wonderful opportunity!! I have admired Francoise’s work for a long time and would be thrilled to attend this workshop. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  196. Jen Brant

    April 13th, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Self proclaimed Francoise groupie! Nothing would be better than hanging in the PNW and walking the neighborhood scouting treasures.

  197. Linda Berg

    April 13th, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Would love this!!!

  198. Ann Cogburn

    April 13th, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    After almost 40 years in Dallas, I will soon be moving back to my hometown, New Orleans, where I will be pursuing a floral design career. Creating textural European inspired floral designs (using organic elements like moss, lichens, bark, seedpods, berries, etc.) would be a perfect fit for a city like NOLA.
    I’ve admired Francoise Weeks unique creations from woodland style bouquets to botanical jewelry & couture.The artistic photos of her black gothic Halloween floral headdress (Oregonlive.com 10/29/2015) remind me so much of New Orleans!
    I’ve been a regular follower of Botanical Brouhaha for the past four years and I would love the opportunity to attend this workshop.

  199. Detienne cécile

    April 14th, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Je tente ma chance pour une petiteflzuriste européenne venant de Belgique ???????? comme Françoise .????????????J’adore son travail, je la suis depuis plusieurs années.
    J’aimerai trop gagné et découvrir de près son univers
    Merci à vous pour l’organisation
    Belle journée

  200. Daisy Vincenty

    April 14th, 2017 at 1:19 am

    It would be my best birthday ever!!!

  201. Olivia Ramos

    April 14th, 2017 at 3:40 am

    This would be awesome!
    Thank you for your generosity!

  202. Fiona Perry

    April 14th, 2017 at 4:01 am

    What a fabulous opportunity, I adore Francoise’s work and would be thrilled to attend this workshop. Fingers crossed.

  203. Thordis Zophia

    April 14th, 2017 at 4:20 am

    I love everything about Francoise work, she is one kind of talent, and it would be fairytale to win this ????

  204. Sandy Schroeck

    April 14th, 2017 at 5:03 am

    What a great opportunity, I have admired her work would love the chance to study with her

  205. Susan Crawford

    April 14th, 2017 at 5:10 am

    This would be such an amazing opportunity to learn with Ms. Weeks.

  206. Kim Bledsoe

    April 14th, 2017 at 5:16 am

    This would be a dream realized for me! I love Francoise’s design and am inspired by her daily. The blending of floral and botany takes design to new levels and I’d love the opportunity to learn first hand from such an amazing artist!

  207. Daniel Dumoulin

    April 14th, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I feel winner!
    Thanks BB and Mrs Weeks.

  208. Suzi

    April 14th, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Wow… What an Amazing Experience this would be!! ????????????????

  209. Elaine Mercouris

    April 14th, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your designs and for being so inspirational! What a great experience for anyone!

  210. Ashley

    April 14th, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Would love to attend!

  211. Christie Aziz Mauricio

    April 14th, 2017 at 8:42 am

    This is exactly what I need before wedding season starts, we will be cutting from our peony fields this summer for the first time and to add this level of experience to all my garden flowers would be a gift. Thank you!

  212. Thordis Zophia

    April 14th, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I love everything about Francoise work, she is one kind of talent, it would be fairytale to win this

  213. Susan Crawford

    April 14th, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Would love to have an opportunity to learn from Ms. Weeks.

  214. Louisa Lam

    April 14th, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    As a Floral Design Instructor at the College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada over 24 years, I still enjoying share my passion with my students and fellow designers. I thought there’s no perfectionist, we all need to keep on learning. Life is a classroom, we are both students and teachers. “New ideas need audiences like flowers and bees. No matter how bright and colorful, they will die unless others work to spread them.~ Simon Sinek. I hope I can have this opportunity to get inspiration from Francoise and spread them through my teaching journey.❤

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